Arminia Bielefeld 1-4 Bayern Munich: Player Ratings as Lewandowski and Müller Dominate

Arminia Bielefeld 1-4 Bayern Munich: Player Ratings as Lewandowski and Müller Dominate

Bayern Munich strolled to an assured 4-1 victory over Arminia Bielefeld, inflicting the first defeat on home soil for their newly promoted hosts since October 2019. The reigning German and European champions put in a controlled performance, displaying a wide range of approaches to attack a far from hapless Arminia Bielefeld side. Robert Lewandowski (left) and Thomas Müller (right) were central to Bayern's incisive attack  Thomas Müller opened the scoring for Bayern inside the first ten minutes, almost reluctantly putting the ball into the net after his attempted pass rebounded kindly to him. Having played a key role in the build up to Bayern's first, Robert Lewandowski got himself on the scoresheet before the half-hour mark before exchanging assists with Muller to pump

Hoffenheim 0-1 Borussia Dortmund: Player Ratings as Substitutes Inspire BVB Victory

Hoffenheim 0-1 Borussia Dortmund: Player Ratings as Substitutes Inspire BVB Victory

Marco Reus scored his first goal since January to hand Borussia Dortmund a 1-0 victory at Hoffenheim on Saturday afternoon. A pretty tame start to proceedings saw chances come few and far between for both sides before the visitors started to grow into the contest. Giovanni Reyna went close for BVB prior to the break. The dynamic of the game refused to budge until Lucien Favre turned to his bench just after the hour mark, with substitutes Erling Braut Haaland and Marco Reus combining to hand Dortmund the lead with 15 minutes remaining. Favre's side spurned numerous opportunities to then double their lead which left the door slightly ajar for the hosts to equalise, but BVB held on for a slender victory. Here are

Juventus ‘Reach Agreement’ with Bayern Munich Defender David Alaba

Juventus 'Reach Agreement' with Bayern Munich Defender David Alaba

Juventus lead the race to land David Alaba on a free transfer in the summer of 2021, having reached an agreement with the defender. Alaba has spent 12 years with Bayern Munich and was an integral part of the remarkable Bayern side that stormed to the treble last season, winning the Champions League with a 100% record in the competition. Alaba is a two-time Champions League winner  However, his stay at the Allianz Arena could come to an end next summer. The 28-year-old's Bayern contract expires on 30 June 2021, and with the club yet to meet his new contract demands, he is poised to be available on a free transfer in eight months time. Such is Alaba's quality and experience at the top

Things to Know About Bayern Munich’s Bouna Sarr

Things to Know About Bayern Munich's Bouna Sarr

Less than two months ago Bayern Munich were crowned champions of Europe and quite frankly they looked unstoppable. However, with an uncharacteristic seven goals conceded in their opening three Bundesliga games, Hansi Flick has made a late dive into the transfer market to shore up his creaking backline. Right-back Bouna Sarr arrives at the Allianz Arena from Lique 1 side Marseille in a deal believed to be around the €10m (£9m) mark. Now, you may well be feeling rather bashful at the fact you've absolutely no idea who Die Roten's new arrival is. Well, never fear - 90min's got your back with a rundown of everything you need to know about Bayern's latest addition. Bouna Sarr signed for Marseille in 2015  While you might

Bayern Munich Set to Re-Sign Douglas Costa From Juventus on Loan

Bayern Munich Set to Re-Sign Douglas Costa From Juventus on Loan

Bayern Munich are close to re-signing Brazilian winger Douglas Costa from Juventus on a one-year loan deal. Costa initially joined the Bavarians in 2015 after signing from Shakhtar Donetsk in a €30m deal when Pep Guardiola was in charge. He went on to score 14 goals in 77 games across two seasons for Bayern before heading out on loan to Juventus for the 2017/18 season, and the move was made permanent for an initial €46m. Douglas Costa has been in and out of the Juve team since signing permanently  Since then, he's managed just 10 goals in 103 games for Juventus and has largely been a peripheral figure in three successive title wins. Sky Sports are now reporting that he will return to Bayern on

Bayern Munich 4-3 Hertha Berlin: Lewandowski scores four and rescues Flick´s men at the death

Bayern Munich 4-3 Hertha Berlin - Lewandowski scores four and rescues Flick´s men at the death

Robert Lewandowski scored four goals, including a 93rd-minute penalty, to rescue Bayern Munich a 4-3 victory over Hertha Berlin in a dramatic Bundesliga clash at the Allianz Arena. The German and European champions’ 32-game unbeaten streak was ended in a shock 4-1 loss at Hoffenheim last weekend and they nearly dropped two more points on Sunday. Lewandowski had put Bayern two goals in front – the second assisted by full debutant Chris Richards – but Jhon Cordoba powered in a header with almost an hour played and Matheus Cunha scored an impressive equaliser soon after. The prolific striker’s hat-trick goal was then instantly cancelled out by Jessic Ngankam in an incredible second half, but Lewandowski won a penalty in stoppage time that he

Bayern Munich Announce Signing of Marc Roca From Espanyol

Bayern Munich Announce Signing of Marc Roca From Espanyol

Bayern Munich have announced the signing of Spanish midfielder Marc Roca from Espanyol in a deal believed to be worth €15m. Linked with Bayern last summer, the Under-21 European Championships winner was one of Espanyol's best performers in 2019/20 as they suffered relegation to the Segunda Division. The 23-year-old has signed a five-year deal with the newly crowned European champions and will wear the number 22 shirt at the Allianz Arena in 2020/21. Speaking on his move, Marc Roca told Bayern's official website: “I’m very happy. This is a dream come true for me. "I think FC Bayern is the best club in the world and has strong tradition. I’m really looking forward to wearing the colours of this great club.” Former player and current

The List of Strikers Better Than Erling Haaland Is Getting Smaller

The List of Strikers Better Than Erling Haaland Is Getting Smaller

Some would say that as a top footballer, you more or less have to think you're the best player in the world (or at least the second or third best), otherwise, what's the point? It must be hard to summon up the intent to dominate a game if you don't believe you're better than any of the other players on the pitch, while 'realism' has probably never helped a striker when they go one-on-one. From basketball players studiously remembering the names of everyone drafted ahead of them, to everything ever said in a heavyweight boxing press conference, a pinch of (slightly misguided) bravado is an essential ingredient for any top sportsman. So it came as quite the surprise when Erling Haaland, a

Giovanni Reyna: The American Dream Shining in Jadon Sancho’s Absence

Giovanni Reyna: The American Dream Shining in Jadon Sancho's Absence

As the fourth official flashed the number 32 on his board, Giovanni Reyna trotted to the nearest touchline and was treated to a sight not often seen around the footballing world in the past six months. As the 17-year-old made his way round the pitch, the 11,000 or so Borussia Dortmund fans thinly spread around Signal-Iduna Park took to their feet to give Reyna a standing ovation. Deserved recognition after laying on three assists in a 4-0 romp against Freiburg. Going into the contest, the conditions were all there for Dortmund to fall into their seasonal downward spiral earlier than normal. Hosting far from straight-forward opponents on the back of consecutive defeats and without the talismanic figure of Jadon Sancho. Yet, in the

Borussia Dortmund Already Feeling the Effects of Achraf Hakimi’s Exit

Borussia Dortmund Already Feeling the Effects of Achraf Hakimi's Exit

As Mahmoud Dahoud received Erling Braut Haaland's pass amid a characteristically swift piece of build-up play from Borussia Dortmund, the German checked to see a perhaps unfamiliar face galavanting down the right flank. For two seasons at BVB it was Achraf Hakimi executing these sorts of penetrating runs, but on this occasion, it was Thomas Meunier. Thomas Meunier endured a tough night in the German Super Cup against Bayern  Signed as Hakimi's replacement following the expiration of the Moroccan's two-year loan spell at Signal Iduna Park in the summer, Meunier, after receiving Dahoud's pass, had a golden chance to draw his side level against Bayern Munich in the German Super Cup. The Belgian's effort, though, as Manuel Neuer rushed to close him down, was